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Gun deer-hunting season kicks off


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 KRONENWETTER (WAOW) -- Gun deer hunting season is underway. Hunters say it was a great day to spend in the outdoors with people they are close with.

"I grew up hunting with my brothers and now I am hunting with my kids: My son and daughter both hunt with me," says Joe Kinoedler.


It was brisk and dry November day: typical for gun deer hunting season.

And the Kinoedler family keeps the tradition alive.

Joe and his son Dan were among the lucky ones to get bring home something worth bragging about.

"This is my second buck, so it's nice one under my belt. Keep the tradition going for years to come 1859


Father and son, keep the tradition alive even though Dan isn't living at home.

"I came back from college to hunt this year, so it was nice to see everyone and it's nice to be here with my family," says Dan.


Just a couple of hours into opening day, father and son both, in the eyes of hunters, struck gold.

"I shot mine at a quarter to 7:00 am, and a half hour later my boy shot his so that was a tremendous hour to spend together as father and son. That was probably the best part of it," says Joe.

" My heart was pumping when I saw it for the first time. And it's just a big adrenaline rush, it's part of the sport," adds Dan.


For an opening day, the Kinoedler men say the conditions were about right.

"Well, of course, it's always nice to have snow. You see the deer better and you can trail them if you can shoot them. Otherwise, the conditions are ideal, it's wet in the woods so it's real every where. I think that's a problem wherever you go, otherwise the weather is good it's cold so the meat won't spoil and the deer are moving," says Joe.  


With all the deer meat they got on this opening day, they say are thinking about donating it to people in need.

On this season opener coming home with a deer or not an important part of the day is spending time with people you love.

Online Reporter: Patrick Manning


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